Youth Skier Development Program

The Youth Skier Development Program is a fun-based, affordable program, cultivating a love of cross country skiing in the next generation.

We offer a variety of programs for all skill levels and interests.

Ski development programs are an amazing way to help children and youth develop important lifelong skills and ensure the future of the sport and the club. Come on out and join the team!


Sessions take place at the Castlegar Nordic Ski Trails, located 32 km. west of Castlegar on Highway #3.  Park in the parking lot near the Mud Lake trailhead.  Click here for a Location Map.


All programs are now open for registration! Please fill out the following form to choose and register for any of the programs:

Click here to register for Youth Programs



Monashee Adventures (Ages 4-14)

Monashee Adventures is a fun and family oriented program that focuses on teaching kids all of the fundamentals of Nordic skiing as well as showing them the adventure and enjoyment of the sport.

The program follows a progression of 5 classes, all with a focus on different age and skill levels. Using a graduated evaluation system, these classes will introduce your kids to the sport and bring them to full proficiency in all ski techniques over their journey. We cover everything from how to put on your skis and get dressed for the weather, to skate skiing and more advanced ski techniques for kids. With a strong emphasis on fun and games, your kids are sure to have a blast!

Ermine (4-5 year oldsnew to skiing)

45 minute sessions

Cost: $65, plus occasional parent volunteer commitment

Lynx, Fox, Wolf, Polar Bear (6-14 year olds)

1.5 hour sessions

Cost: $85, plus occasional parent volunteer commitment

Classes: Saturday afternoons from January to March, 2023.

Location: Castlegar Nordic Ski Trails



Fall Training Youth Program (ages 8-16)

This program is for young skiers of all levels who want an introduction to training and racing and who enjoy the camaraderie, sport and out-door opportunities of Nordic skiing. Through a focus on team-building games, cardio, coordination, speed and flexibility exercises, your kids will hit the snow ready to go this year! If your kids want to improve their fitness level for the upcoming race season or they are simply looking for a way to have fun while they improve their skills with a team of other kids, they’re sure to have a blast at our new Fall Training Youth Program!

1.5 hour sessions

Cost: $85

Classes: Saturday mornings from September 17th to December 10th, 2022

Location: Kinnaird Park, Castlegar, BC


Competitive Skills Development Program (Ages 8-16)

Want to be a part of the CNSC race team? The fun starts here!

Nordic Skiing can be a challenging sport, especially for kids and teens! But the fun really starts when they learn to glide far, tear around corners, zip up and down the hills, breathe deeply in the woods, and above all, get to share this experience with friends and competitors of their own age.

This program will introduce kids to racing techniques and strategies, develop their skills and endurance and help build their confidence to participate in a number of regional race events with young skiers form all over BC. The program will have a strong emphasis on team-building, technique development and finding fun in the sport. Come on out and join the team!

*Kids should have some experience with ski classes. Participation in regional competitions is recommended, but not required.

1.5 hour sessions

Cost: $145, plus competition entry fees and parental attendance at competitions

Classes: Saturday mornings and one weekday evening from December, 2022 to March, 2023

Location: Castlegar Nordic Ski Trails,



For program information email: [email protected]


COVID-19 Protocols will be in place for all classes and sessions noted above.